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Reflections on the Revolution in France / Edition 1
     

Reflections on the Revolution in France / Edition 1

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by Edmund Burke, J. G. A. Pocock, J. G. Pocock
 

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ISBN-10: 0872200205

ISBN-13: 9780872200203

Pub. Date: 09/01/1987

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

The book, however, is far more than a supremely eloquent piece of occasional writing. For Burke is without a doubt the foremost conservative British political thinker: in his support for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, in his skeptical belief in expediency and practical wisdom rather than abstract theorizing, in his defence of property, religion and

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The book, however, is far more than a supremely eloquent piece of occasional writing. For Burke is without a doubt the foremost conservative British political thinker: in his support for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change, in his skeptical belief in expediency and practical wisdom rather than abstract theorizing, in his defence of property, religion and traditional institutions. On all these topics Burke gave a definitive expression to a set of attitudes still at the heart of today's controversies. And yet Burke was no mere unthinking reactionary, a useful ally in Cold War propaganda; rather, as Conor Cruise O'Brien shows in his brilliant introduction, he was an Irishman with a good deal of sympathy for the ' revolutionary ' Catholic cause - a latent sympathy which, paradoxically, may explain some of the unparelleled power of his great work.

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ISBN-13:
9780872200203
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
551,640
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Editor's Preface....................ix
Introduction Edmund Burke: The Political Actor Thinking Frank M. Turner....................xi
Reflections on the Revolution in France Edmund Burke....................3
Rethinking Reflections on the Revolution in France....................211
Edmund Burke: Prophet Against the Tyranny of the Politics of Theory Conor Cruise O'Brien....................213
Edmund Burke and the Literary Cabal: A Tale of Two Enlightenments Darrin M. McMahon....................233
Why American Constitutionalism Worked Jack N. Rakove....................248
Democracy, Social Science, and Rationality: Reflections on Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France Alan Wolfe....................268
Suggested Readings....................291
Glossary-Index....................293

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Reflections on the Revolution in France 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MasterHistory More than 1 year ago
Burke offers very persuasive arguments against the events of the French Revolution. What history claims as the greatest revolution of all time, Burke portrays as a horrific perversion of social liberation, offering the reader a view from another perspective. This is definitely a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago